Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I'm going to take this idea and apply it to a few themes...look for projects to come!
Decorating the surf shack for Christmas...you know how important that is! However, I got a fun idea to use this as my backdrop for my Christmas cards...now i just have to get the models to work it for me...they are a little hesitant!:)
the wreath inside was another quick project!..
Monday, November 19, 2007
Today we took BJ to school and on the way he was telling me that his brother, Drew, calls Booker Pablo, from the Backyardigans...I can kind of see the resemblence! So we were talking about that and laughing, and all of a sudden from the back seat, Booker blurted out, "Daddy, I'm not Pablo, I don't have a beak!" So cute.
Yep, that's our computer desk, and yes that is crayon! I love it when I make a resolution in the morning that there will be no yelling, no getting frustrated, only staying calm all day...and this happens at 8am. I kid you not, I had many things to say, but then I remembered that I was going to be calm all day, got the camera out, took a picture and then looked at the crayon that said-washable...and sighed a huge sigh of relief..both that I knew it would clean off, and that I didn't get mad. One down, 3 million more to go today!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Did you see that sign...hell? Some people thought/think this is true. I really loved it growing up and knew nothing different until I left..and then my eyes were opened!:) The hardest thing growing up in a small town is just that...it is small. Small enough that in one year, I had my mom 3 classes a day, and my dad 1 time..and then my dad coached my basketball team that night! I guess I was lucky to have a majority of good teachers..haha! The town was small enough that a boy asked me out in 8th grade...I said "yes" then recounted that answer by the end of the day because my parents had already heard...and I didn't want to hear their wrath that night! nice! Luckily the boy was one of my best friends all through high school, so I lucked out! Battle Mountain, and I still do think this, has a beauty all of its own. Aside from being named "The Armpit of America" or having the letters BM plastered on its mountainside for all to see, I can still remember the smell of yummy sagebrush, the beautiful purple mountains at night and many a days running out in the desert and just being thankful for all of the beauty around me.
I think a small town was also small enough to really afford me a lot of opportunities to do a lot of activities..and this is no joke...which leads me into #2
2. Just so you can get a little glimpse of my childhood..which was amazing..I took part in and participated in:
*fitness team (3rd-5th graders who had all kinds of fitness challenges and competed against other towns)
*gymnastics...don't laugh..well. only a little!
*jump roping team...we performed at high school basketball half times
*to not be a teacher (my parents were both teachers..i hated the politics)
I think the only ones left on my list to tag are Anne and Keri..Tag, you're it!
Friday, November 9, 2007
And of course we also have to have a Lincoln update as well! Here are Lincoln's favorite things to do:
*He loves to follow his big brother around and jump with him on the bed. We put this video on for them, and they will jump on our bed for 1/2 hour if we keep replaying it...
They are so contagious with their laughter..Beej and I can't help but jump along with them!
*He loves to sing the song Nephi's courage and does the cutest actions with them..he flexes his muscles on "Nephi was couragous and this was his reply", pumps his fist on "I will go, I will do" and moves his head back and forth for the rest of the verse!...so cute!
*His favorite movie is any Go, Diego,Go and loves to clap and do the animal sounds with his friend, Diego....my favorite sound he does is the wolf...he purses his lips into a perfect little circle and howls...but his voice breaks like he is in puberty at least 3 times while making the sound...so stinkin darling!
*He is in love with his daddy! As soon as we turn the corner at BJ's school to pick him up, Lincoln grins and says "Dadda, Dadda, Dadda" and kicks his legs so fast like he is warming up for a good chasing when he gets home!"
*By far, his favorite food is pizza...he loves to take the pizza and put his hand over it and say "haaaaa" for hot (even if it isn't) then picks it up and proceeds to eat every bit of cheese off of the piece first, then starts from the middle of the piece and eats out...a very messy process, but one he enjoys thoroughly!:)
*And of course he is also just a little ball of energy, hugs, kisses (that have to be on the lips or he will kiss you until it is on the lips), smiles and stubborness. Just what I expect from my little sweet boy!
Booker has been having a fabulous month. He has kept himself very busy and keeping me just as busy (which shouldn't surprise anyone!) I thought I'd update everyone on Booker's latest doings...so you all feel Booker connected!
*He loved Halloween and especially loves looking at the large bowl of candy in the kitchen. His famous line lately has been, "Mom, I am soooooooo hungry. I need some candy." haha...do you ever have those moments that you think...'do they really think I am buying this?'..or I imagine things that I said to my parents growing up..thinking I could "trick" them...love it!
*Every time he gets in the car from being at school...if I don't ask him how his day at school was right away, he says, "Mom, ask me how my day at school was, sweetie!"...and so I do, and he tells me he worked really hard and is ready for a sandwich. He got in the car the other day and I asked what a drew a picture of.."South America", he said nonchalantly! Love him!...and just this morning we were looking though a toy magazine and he saw a globe and pointed to a continent and said, "Dad, look, that's South America..and there is North America...etc..." He is loving school and so are we!:)
*He LOVES to play hide and seek. The other day he was playing with Beej, and he was suppose to hide...so I watched him and this is what he did:
I love the logic that if your face is hidden, no one can see you...I wish that's how it worked sometimes in life!:)
*This morning while playing hide and seek, it was Bookers turn to count and he said, "1,2,3,4,5,6,8..("seven", I said to him)..7,12, 5, 4,3,2,1, ready or not, you will be catch!" BJ and I died laughing so hard for a few minutes.
*Anytime we sing a verse of a song with the word "boat" in it, booker thinks we are talking about Noah's ark...and always adds the words..."and put the animals in it" into the verse, so while we are singing Nephi's Courage it goes a little something like..The Lord commanded Nephi to go and build a boat (and put the animals in it)...as you can see...it makes it a little awkward, but completely cute!
*And of course, he is still running, imagining, creating, playing and laughing just like he has his whole life! He sure adds a lot of life to my life and I will always love him for it!:)
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Today Savvy and Charlotte came to visit for a little bit and we had such a great time with them. I don't think I have ever seen 2 kids who play so hard together! These two (Booker and Savanna) ran and jumped and screamed and giggled and wrestled and never stopped! I caught a few cute ones of them together while on a walk! I think they are pretty darling!